Microsoft announced the release of its Bing Translator for Windows 8 and Windows RT mobile devices on the search engine’s official blog earlier today. You can download the app via the Windows Store.
Bing Translator was designed specifically for Windows touchscreen devices, and can translate in over 40 different languages. The app also translates in a number of different ways, including text translation, text-to-speech translation, and even translating text within photos you take. Best of all, Bing Translator works offline, so even if you don’t have service you can still communicate in a foreign country. One feature the app is still missing is Microsoft’s text-to-speech translator.
Microsoft also notes in its promotional video for Bing Translator that the app was built specifically for Windows 8 and RT, and is the product of years of research by Microsoft in advanced machine learning.